The former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has reacted to the call for the Peoples Democratic Party to zone its presidential ticket to the south ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The PDP chieftain in his reaction said shifting the presidential ticket is not a thing of compulsion as everyone had equal rights to the office.
Lamido shared his view during an interview with BBC Hausa service today.
He further stated that in the desire of many politicians to emerge as the candidate of the party, unity and progress of the country is important.
This is coming after the main opposition Zonal Committee led by the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, shifted the position of the PDP National Chairman to North.
The decision of the party raised speculations that the party might shift its presidential ticket to the south.
The committee, however, stated that zoning of the office of President and Vice President is not part of their assignment.
He said, “What brings this issue is because the southern PDP and APC Governors agreed that president most comes from the Southern part of the country.
“There is no compulsion in politics everybody has equal rights and if you said you want your own, so everybody has his own as well.
“Therefore unity and progress of the country is the most important aspect not any part of the country.
“This happened 20 years back when PDP picked Obasanjo and prevented any candidate from North but it was done not by force is because it’s the solution to the country’s situation and for the future, progress and peaceful coexistence of the whole country.”